During his visit to Beijing, Belarusian President Lukashenko said at a meeting with Xi Jingping that his country supports Beijing’s international security initiative. He stressed that there would be no winners in a global confrontation.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said on the sidelines of his meeting with China’s head of state Xi Jingping that his country supports Beijing’s international security initiative. The Belarusian News Agency BelTA quotes the politician:
“Today’s meeting takes place at a very challenging time, which requires new, non-standard approaches and responsible political decisions. They should primarily aim to prevent a slide into a global confrontation in which there will be no winners.”
Reactions to China’s peace plan: approval from Moscow – rejection from the West
Lukashenko recalled that Xi Jinping also expressed this “clearly and unequivocally” in a speech to the international community. He stressed that Minsk fully supports Beijing’s international security initiative.
Beijing presented the paper for a global security initiative in April 2022. This provides for strengthening the status of the United Nations, practicing common multilateralism, coordinating efforts to deal with security threats and working together to improve the global security management system.
On the anniversary of the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Beijing published its position on solving the crisis. The document contains 12 points, including respecting the sovereignty of all countries, moving away from the Cold War mentality and adhering to the principle that “the security of any country must not be maintained at the expense of other countries,” and resuming peace talks.
However, US President Joe Biden described the plan as “advantageous for Russia”. He said:
“I saw no indication in the plan that anything would be beneficial to anyone but Russia.”
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy does not see a fully-fledged plan in Beijing’s initiative either. According to Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Beijing “does not distinguish between aggressor and victim” in the document.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian government welcomes the fact that China has drawn up a peace plan for Ukraine and intends to study its details, but does not yet see the possibility of achieving real peace. Peskov added that the details of the plan require thorough analysis, taking into account the interests of different parties.
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